Dol­lar Day diehards flock to Clifton Hill mu­se­ums

An­nual event raises money for cys­tic fi­bro­sis re­search

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - Local - JAMES CULIC

Hun­dreds of Ni­a­garans braved chilly tem­per­a­tures Sun­day for the an­nual Dol­lar Day event on Clifton Hill.

Each year, many of the at­trac­tions along the Ni­a­gara Falls tourist strip charge just $1 for en­try, and the money goes to cys­tic fi­bro­sis re­search.

De­spite the –8 C tem­per­a­ture, many of the at­trac­tions had long lines to get in, in­clud­ing the Ri­p­ley’s Mu­seum, which had about 60 peo­ple wait­ing in line at about noon.

“It’s cold for sure, but if you bun­dle up it’s not so bad,” said Zeena Masih, who was wait­ing in the Ri­p­ley’s line with a group of her friends. “It’s a good chance to meet up with friends and spend the day to­gether.”

The event is only open to lo­cal res­i­dents, and proof of res­i­dence is re­quired to get the $1 deal. Masih and her friend Vic­to­ria Poirier said they make a point to sup­port the event ev­ery year.

“It’s for a re­ally good cause, so we make sure to go,” said Poirier.

The Dol­lar Days pro­mo­tion was launched in 1989 after be­ing or­ga­nized by Nancy Clay­ton, vi­cepres­i­dent of the Ni­a­gara chap­ter for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Canada.

JAMES CULIC NI­A­GARA THIS WEEK

Dol­lar Day on Clifton Hill brings big crowds to the Ni­a­gara Falls tourist dis­trict.

JAMES CULIC NI­A­GARA THIS WEEK

Pro­ceeds from the $1 at­trac­tions go to­wards cys­tic fi­bro­sis re­search.

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